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Thermodynamic and dynamic controls on changes in the zonally anomalous hydrological cycle

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The wet gets wetter, dry gets drier paradigm explains the expected moistening of the extratropics and drying of the subtropics as the atmospheric moisture content increases with global warming. Here we show, using precipitation minus evaporation (P − E) data from climate models, that it cannot be extended to apply regionally to deviations from the zonal mean. Wet and dry zones shift substantially in response to shifts in the stationary‐eddy circulations that cause them. Additionally, atmosphe...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/2016GL068418

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
9
Pages:
4640-4649
Publication date:
2016-05-25
Acceptance date:
2016-04-19
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Pubs id:
pubs:942650
URN:
uri:2e008a6d-ec10-4af5-a209-53b8260bff22
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uuid:2e008a6d-ec10-4af5-a209-53b8260bff22
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pubs:942650

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